BO05 - Cross Examination of Experts

10/21/2017 - 8:30am to 10/21/2017 - 9:30am
West Ballroom AB

This session will cover cross examination of expert witnesses. As the respondent typically calls its expert towards the end of their case in chief and just prior to closing argument, it is critical to neutralize the expert and better yet recapture momentum if at all possible. In this seminar we will discuss how to prepare for the expert cross including which materials should be reviewed and collected prior to the cross examination such as transcripts of the expert’s testimony. The session will also address voire dire of the expert, what areas to cover and the questions to ask and those to avoid. We will then turn our attention to the actual cross examination of the expert’s opinion as testified to in the final hearing. Special emphasis will be placed on how to address the expert’s key opinions, how to challenge the expert on key opinions, getting the expert to agree with you on your theories of the case and recapturing momentum via respondent’s expert in the Respondent’s case in chief.